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Text of the Lock Out Child Crime Act of 1994

This bill was introduced on May 18, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 18, 1994 (Introduced).

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HR 4450 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4450

To amend title 18, United States Code, to federalize the crime of child molestation.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

MAY 18, 1994

Mr. REYNOLDS introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to federalize the crime of child molestation.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Lock Out Child Crime Act of 1994’.

SEC. 2. CHILD MOLESTATION.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Chapter 110 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

‘Sec. 2259. Child molestation

    ‘(a) Whoever knowingly engages in child molestation where the child molested is 5 years or more younger than the person so engaging, shall be fined under this title and imprisoned not less than 10 years and may be imprisoned for any greater term of years or for life.

    ‘(b) As used in this section, the term ‘child molestation’ means a sexual act or sexual contact, as those terms are defined for the purposes of chapter 109A of this title, with an individual who has not attained the age of 18 years.’.

    (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT- The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 110 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

      ‘2259. Child molestation.’.